Renew Stamp 4 based on Investor & Entrepreneur Schemes

To stay in Ireland based on the Investor & Entrepreneur Schemes, you must apply in person at a registration office before your current permission and registration expires.

IMPORTANT: From 11 December 2017 the previous registration certificate (GNIB card) has been replaced by the new Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

Check your expiry date

The expiry date for your current immigration permission and registration is shown in your passport and on your registration certificate, ie Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or GNIB card.

To apply for a renewal, you must visit a registration office within the 2 week period before expiry.

If you do not renew in time, future applications could be affected by gaps in your immigration record. In some circumstances, you may have to leave the country.


Prepare to renew

When you were first granted permission to stay in Ireland, you were sent a letter with detailed information about your permission and related conditions.

The letter also contained information about how to renew, including documents and other evidence you need. If you have lost your letter, contact Investor & Entrepreneur Schemes.

In summary, Stamp 4 may be renewed if you can show you continue to meet the conditions of the Investor & Entrepreneur Scheme.

Read a longer description of the renewal process and what happens next.

Help & information

Investor & Entrepreneur Schemes
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70



Contact & help

If you have questions, check the support centre for help.

Updated: 18 January 2019

Page history

18 January 2019

Text removed from contact email address which was reported as causing mail to be undelivered.

8 December 2017

Descriptions updated to reflect change from 'GNIB card' to Irish Residence Permit (IRP).

5 September 2016

Page published.